Suites have always been my way of life. As writers, my husband and I need the extra space to set up shop. As a self-professed diva, luxury matters. It’s also important to the jet-setters who read this column. If you’re more comfortable spreading out, you might like to take book a romantic fling on Boston’s Beacon Hill, perch in the perfect pied-à-terre in Southport, or discover fine wines while bedding down in luxury in Florence.
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Fifteen Beacon in Boston offers a stellar Suite Escape package from which to enjoy the best of Beantown. The special includes: 10% off best available rate on suites, a decadent dessert of choice at Mooo, the signature contemporary steakhouse restaurant; $25 food and beverage credit per day; 50% off valet parking per day; and guaranteed late check-out at 1 PM. Fifteen Beacon is housed in a turn-of-the-century Beaux Arts building. There’s a private roof deck with views of the Back Bay, State House and Boston Common, as well as a signature contemporary steakhouse restaurant and subterranean wine cellar with a collection of rare and vintage wines. Package rates start from $1,200.
The Woodward-Newman presidential suite at the Delamar Southport in Southport, Connecticut is an ideal stay for a late summer escape. Named for local legends Joanne Woodward and her late husband, actor Paul Newman, the three-bedroom 2,900-square-foot presidential-style accommodation spans across the hotel’s top floor and is filled with chic appointments such as a unique Chinese screen, a pair of 19th-century French armchairs, and a zebra-covered armchair that’s set beneath striking wood-carved antelope antlers. The hotel is offering a My Private Pied-à-Terre package which includes two nights’ accommodation, use of a 2012 Mercedes-Benz for the weekend (courtesy of Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield), signature cocktails and charcuterie plate for two served in the suite, private concierge service, and complimentary breakfast for two each morning. Rates for this package starts at $2500 per night. The Woodward-Newman Presidential Suite is available for $2,200 per night
Lungarno Collection, the super swank hospitality group owned by the Ferragamo family is offering a Discovering Brunello suite special at the Hotel Lungarno, GALLERY Hotel Art, Lungarno Suites, and Continentale, all located in Florence and steps from the enchanting Arno River. Suites guests get to savor one of the most sought after wines in Italy with this three-night package that includes a signature suite, the full Montalcino Wine Experience at Castiglion del Bosco Winery, one gourmet dinner for two at Borgo San Jacopo at Hotel Lungarno with wine pairings and more. Package rates begin at $4,328 per stay based on double occupancy.
Off you go.